Georgetown, MA: June 21, 2017: At Great Rock Farm, goats are incorporated into the yoga class that is held outdoors under trees and next to a pond. Here Julia Shorter (bottom) takes a photo of her sister Elizabeth Shorter (top) as she strikes a pose with a goat on her. The sisters are from Amesbury (Globe Staff Photo/ Jim Davis)

Photos by Jim Davis/Globe Staff

Julia Shorter (bottom) takes a photo of her sister Elizabeth as she strikes a pose with a goat.

Has life got you down? Try yoga with the goats

People are flocking to Great Rock Farm in Georgetown, where good-natured, curious creatures playfully mingle with instructors and students.By Brion O’Connor

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

Can you beat your kid in the Lego challenge?

The Ultimate Imagination Build-Off Challenge is being held at the Legoland Discovery Center in Somerville this weekend.

INFORMER

UMass Lowell hosting Southeast Asian conference July 27-29

A performance by Cambodian dancers and a keynote speech on world affairs are among the events open to the public.

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West Nile found in five local communities

Positive readings from mosquito samples were collected from a trap in Winthrop on July 17, and on July 18 from traps in Everett, Malden, Medford, and Haverhill.

INFORMER

UMass Lowell hosting Southeast Asian conference July 27-29

A performance by Cambodian dancers and a keynote speech on world affairs are among the events open to the public.

AMERICAN LEGION BASEBALL

A tough finale for Andover’s Legion of boom

There’ll be no state tournament, but plenty of great memories for Joe Iarrobino’s squad.

LOCAL FARE

Come for the barbecue, but don’t miss the pretzels

The meat and sides are good at this Nashua joint, but we’d go back just for one of the best hot pretzels we’ve ever had.

SALISBURY

Salisbury visitors’ center rallies to stay open

With budget cuts looming, an open house at the Maria Miles Visitor Center on Route 95 is designed to showcase its value.

GROVELAND

Groveland appoints first female detective supervisor

Heather Riley will oversee and supervise all department investigations.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

Can you beat your kid in the Lego challenge?

The Ultimate Imagination Build-Off Challenge is being held at the Legoland Discovery Center in Somerville this weekend.

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NOTEWORTHY

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Peabody’s Kyle McCarthy was the only Massachusetts public school player selected to play in a national lacrosse showcase.

Somerville stands up for immigrant residents

Aldermen voted in support of Temporary Protected Status, which allows immigrants from 10 countries to stay here.

IPSWICH

Grants bring new resources to Ipswich library

A total of $14,200 will fund enhanced children’s play spaces, training opportunities, and an assessment of local history archives.

TOPSFIELD

Topsfield appoints first female fire chief

Selectmen voted 4-1 to approve Captain Jenifer Collins-Brown, who has been a member of the Topsfield Fire Department for over 30 years.

Blotter tales

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Cartoon Caption Contest

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On The Move

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SALISBURY

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SALEM

Salem forum to address homelessness

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